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Men DII College Rankings Week Oct 26

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Men DII College Rankings Week Oct 26

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We have some serious changes in the lower half of the Top 40.

We drop four teams out and it's not done lightly. RPI won a playoff game, but drops out because the win was very close with a team that hasn't done a lot, so while RPI could ump back up with a solid showing this coming weekend, they drop out now. Why?

Well, in part we've got MSU Moorhead and Lehigh surprising us with playoff wins over ranked teams.

MSU Moorhead Shocks Everyone To Win Northern Lights

In addition, SCRC's Tier 2 has been confirmed as DII and we felt we should have perhaps ranked them last week. This week we're ranking both the top teams, MTSU and Memphis. The winner of this weekend's meeting between the two will definitely stay. The other? Well we'll see.

Western Colorado lostby over 50 to Northern Colorado, and drops out of the Top 40 as a result.

Coming in are Lehigh and Moorhead, and also MTSU and Memphis. North Dakota State drops thanks to their two losses to NSCRO teams (not necessarily a disqualifier) in the Northern Lights playoffs.  

Boston University gets a big move up despite losing because BU lost competitively to a team we rate highly, Vermont. Northern Colorado and Marquette also move up.

Crucial Win For Marquette


Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Oct 29 2019
Rank Prev Team Conference Notes
1 1 UW-Whitewater (WI) Great MW  
2 2 Iowa Central CC (IA) Independent *
3 3 Furman (SC) Southern East Carolina
4 4 Vermont (VT) New England-Wide Beat Boston University (28)
5 5 Villanova (PA) MARC Beat York (36)
6 6 UMass-Lowell (MA) Rugby Northeast  
7 7 Norwich (VT) Rugby Northeast  
8 8 Queens (NC) Cardinals Beat Virginia (9)
9 10 Grand Valley State (MI) Great Lakes Beat Ferris State
10 11 Bethel (IN) Great Lakes Beat SVSU
11 12 Bentley (MA) Rugby Northeast  
12 14 Illinois State (IL) Great MW Beat Northern Iowa
13 9 Virginia (VA) Cardinals Lost to Queens (8)
14 18 Marquette (WI) Great MW Beat Minnesota-Duluth (16)
15 28 Boston University (MA) New England-Wide Lost to Vermont (4)
16 17 Loyola-Chicago (IL) Great MW Beat Northern Illinois
17 21 Northern Colorado Rocky Mountain Beat Western Colorado (37)
18 15 UNC (NC) Southern  
19 16 Minnesota-Duluth (MI) Northern Lights Lost to Marquette (18)
20 19 UMS&T (MO) Gateway  
Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Oct 29 2019
21 20 USMMA (NY) Tri-State  
22 22 Colorado Mesa (CO) Rocky Mountain  
23 23 UNC-Wilmington (NC) Southern  
24 24 Montana State (MT) Rocky Mountain Forfeit win
25 Unr MSU-Moorhead (MN) Northern Lights Beat St. Thomas, St. John's
26 25 SLU (MO) Gateway  
27 27 Northern Michigan (MI) Great MW Beat UW-Milwaukee
28 30 UW-Platteville (WI) Great MW Beat UW-Stout
29 31 Central Michigan (MI) Great Lakes Beat Calvin
30 Unr Lehigh (PA) MARC Beat Shippensburg (29)
31 32 Marist (NY) Tri-State Beat Seton Hall
32 33 Providence (RI) Rugby Northeast  
33 Unr Memphis (TN) SCRC Beat Mississippi State
34 34 William Paterson (NJ) Tri-State  
35 29 Shippensburg (PA) MARC Lost to Lehigh
36 36 York (PA) MARC Lost to Villanova (5)
37 13 North Dakota State (ND) Northern Lights Lost to St. John's, St. Thomas
38 Unr MTSU (TN) SCRC  
39 38 UNC-Charlotte (NC) Southern Beat Appalachian State
40 40 Sam Houston State (TX) Lonestar  
Goff Rugby Report Fall 2019 Men's DII College Rankings Oct 29 2019